The Imo State Command of the Nigerian Police has revealed what led to the arrest of popular musician, Duncan Mighty this Saturday in the state.
A statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of the Imo State Police Command, SP IKEOKWU GODSON ORLANDO indicates that the musician was arrested over a fraudulent musical contract.
Bittertruth Media recalls that there has been viral reports over the kidnap of the musician which was subsequently refuted by the police.
Orlando in the statement explained that the arrest of the self-acclaimed Portharcourt 1st Son followed a petition written by an upcoming rap artist M2, who alleged that the IMO state Government led by Owelle Rochas Okorocha, through the office of the SA on Entertainment, entered into an N11m deal with DUNCAN MIGHTY to manage, promote, arrange collaboration with other top artist and sign M2 under YOUNG WEALTH record label owned by Duncan Mighty. The statement added that Duncan Mighty after collecting the payment refused to fulfill his own part of the deal.
“Sequel to the petition, the artist was arrested, and he affirmed the having such agreement and collecting the fund, but said he can only refund the money if the contract is terminated,he was then released on bail on self revognaisance.
Consequently, a letter was received by the representative of the former Governor, terminating the contract to enable him refund the money, and since then he absconded, and all efforts made to reach him proved abortive.
In view of the above, a warrant of arrest was issued, that led to his arrest at the early hours of this morning,” the statement read in part.